Dodgers Place Pitcher On Waivers Despite Strong Minor-League Numbers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have made the decision to designate right-handed pitcher Wander Suero for assignment.

This move comes after Suero's lackluster performance in the big leagues, where he struggled with an 8.10 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and a 7/4 K/BB ratio over 6.2 innings.

The tipping point came when Suero gave up three runs during a two-inning appearance on Sunday, prompting the Dodgers to seek a fresh arm for their roster.

With Suero being designated for assignment, he now faces the waiver process, where other teams have the opportunity to claim him. However, based on his disappointing performance, it is anticipated that Suero will clear waivers without being claimed.

That being said, the 31-year-old posted a stellar 1.32 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 11 strikeouts across 13.2 innings in the minors this season.

If he does go unclaimed, he is likely to be assigned to the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers, where he can continue to provide additional bullpen depth and work on improving his skills. Photo Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports